Face of the month – Marta

Marta is one of our youngest rising stars. She has a razor-sharp mind and her brilliant ideas bring fresh wind to the frontend world.

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What’s on your bucket list?
Definitely a visit to the US. It’s been my dream since I was a little girl. I would like to travel all around the world but the United States is at the top of the list.

How do you recharge?
Sleeping or going outside the city. Walking through the forest is always a good idea – even better than coffee.

Why Chilid?
Well, my first meeting with Chilid was at my university, at a Job Fair. They had a big banner with “FRONT-END” written on it which caught my eye instantaneously. We had a short conversation and my thoughts were ‘it would be cool to work with them’, that’s all. A few weeks later, also at my uni, I saw a poster from Chilid that said they were looking for trainees. I was at the end of my first year and thought that my chances were rather small to be accepted on an internship. Anyway, I felt that I must try and that was it, I was accepted and here I am 🙂

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How long have you been working as a front-end developer?
My journey with front-end started at primary school where I made my first website in old HTML, based on frames, lots of gifs, colourful headlines, and no external stylesheet. Later, in high school, I developed my knowledge and made my first website with my own WordPress theme. I’ve been in Chilid since July 2016.

Tell me a success story where you saved your client money and how you did it.
Recently, I had to connect three platforms: WordPress with a Polish invoice system and PayPal. At first glance everything was very easy, just buy one plugin and there you are. But when it came to the implementation it turned out that to make one plugin work we had to download another plugin and connect it to the invoice system, we needed a third plugin which was also extra cost. I know it sounds complicated but instead, we opted to use an API from the invoice platform, wrote some code and, up to now, everything works without any plugins. The client was really happy in the end.

What other interests do you have outside of work?
I love travelling. My plan is to visit every capital city in Europe, so far I visited 7. Also, cynology is something that “takes up my time” out of work – my mum has dog kennels, we go to dog shows, both in Poland and abroad. From time to time we also have puppies. If you want to, I can tell you how to deliver a baby puppy!

Any hidden talents?
How about hidden anti-talent? I can’t sing…

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? And why? 😉
Definitely extrovert. I can’t not talk, I feel my best when I have people around me. When I am alone, I look for any companion or I just grab my phone and call my friends.

Favourite music genre?
Hard to say! I listen to almost everything. My sister says that my music taste is like trash but I don’t agree of course 😀 Mostly I choose playlists on Spotify and simply listen to them during the day.

Tabs or spaces?
Tabs equal 4 spaces 🙂

How to surprise you?
First of all, any surprise makes me happy. But it must be a surprise in the full meaning of this word. I cannot suspect anything. Unfortunately, it’s hard for people to keep secret some of their operations and I always get wind of a planned surprise somehow.